Man who set self on fire in front of Columbus City Hall dies

AP News
Posted: Aug 19, 2015 9:59 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio coroner says a man who set himself on fire in front of Columbus City Hall has died.

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports the man died Tuesday at a hospital.

The Franklin County coroner identified him Wednesday as 57-year-old John Roback of Columbus.

Columbus police are still investigating the circumstances of Monday morning's fire but suspect Roback was trying to take his own life.

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Three city workers who saw Roback on fire tried to help him, using a fire extinguisher and a shirt to snuff out the flames.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,